We have substantial networks of sugar manufacturers in the top sugar-producing regions of Brazil, Thailand and Central America. We export to customers across Asia, EMEA and North America and operate over 200,000 metric tonnes of bulk raw and bagged white sugar warehousing across Brazil and Russia.

Brazil is home to our two sugar and ethanol processing plants, Rio Vermelho and Nova Unialco. Between them they farm over 79,000 hectares of sugarcane, and are leading suppliers of bulk raw sugar, along with hydrous and anhydrous ethanol.

Sugar in figures


hectares of farmed land


metric tonnes of annual cane crushing capacity


metric tonnes of bulk VHP raw sugar production capacity


cubic metres of ethanol production capacity


megawatts of renewable energy supplied to the local network

Sugar assets

Rio Vermelho

We bought Rio Vermelho, in Junqueirópolis, Brazil, in November 2010, as a 1 million metric tonne distillery. We have developed it into a fully integrated sugar, ethanol and electricity production facility with 4 million metric tonnes of cane crushing capacity.


Nova Unialco

Located in Guararapes, Brazil, we bought Nova Unialco in February 2017. It has a crushing capacity of 2.5 million metric tonnes per annum.

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